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Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka - a musical for adult & child actors!                

AUDITION DATES: April 1-4 - see below for specific times                               SHOW DATES June 29-July 16

Directed by Ruth Ann Pattee & Michael Halloran                                                                                      

The delicious adventures experienced by Charlie Bucket on his visit to Willy Wonka's mysterious chocolate factory light up the stage in this captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl's fantastical tale. Featuring the enchanting songs from the 1971 film starring Gene Wilder and new songs by Leslie Bricusse (Jekyll & Hyde, Doctor Dolittle) and Anthony Newley, Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka is a scrumdidilyumptious musical guaranteed to delight everyone's sweet tooth.

Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka follows enigmatic candy manufacturer, Willy Wonka, as he stages a contest by hiding golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Whomever comes up with these tickets will win a free tour of the Wonka factory, as well as a lifetime supply of candy. Four of the five winning children are insufferable brats: the fifth is a likeable young lad named Charlie Bucket, who takes the tour in the company of his equally amiable grandfather. The children must learn to follow Mr. Wonka's rules in the factory... or suffer the consequences.


Saturday, April 1, 1 pm - kids auditions for ages 8-16 AND parents who are also auditioning

Sunday, April 2, 1 pm - kids auditions for ages 8-16 AND parents who are also auditioning

Sunday, April 2, 6 pm - auditions for adults ages 17 and up

Monday April 3, 6 pm - auditions for adults ages 17 and up

Tuesday, April 4, 6 pm - callbacks by invitation

Note: We are not accepting children younger than 8 years old for this production. We hope younger kids will come to see the show!


Director - Ruth Ann Pattee

Music Director - Michael Halloran

Stage Manager - Joanne Puente

Lighting Design - Irene Halibozek

Set Design - Shannon Sanborn & Doug Bergstein


  • Auditions will consist of learning a short, easy stage movement routine, singing either solo (see below) or in a small group, and reading from the script, if auditioning for a speaking part.

  • Everyone auditioning will be taught “The Candy Man” to sing in a small group or solo. If you are auditioning for a part that sings a solo, you will need to sing by yourself for the directors. You may sing "The Candy Man" or you may prepare 32 bars (two verses) from a song from the show, or another song that shows off your style and ability. Please bring sheet music with a piano part if you would like to be accompanied. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE AUDITION SHEET MUSIC SELECTION FOR "THE CANDY MAN".

  • No monologues are required; everyone auditioning for a speaking part will read selected sections from the show. Children auditioning to be Oompa Loompas only will not be required to read. CLICK HERE TO SEE SELECTIONS FROM THE SCRIPT WHICH WILL BE USED AT AUDITIONS.

  • Actors of any gender identity are encouraged to audition for any role, however all roles will be performed as the gender indicated in the script.

  • There is a HIGH possibility that some roles will be double-cast; that is, two actors playing the same part but at different performances. The rehearsal commitment for these roles remains the same, but the performance schedule will vary. Our goal is to provide an enriching performance experience while keeping everyone healthy and having fun! More information on double-casting will be provided at auditions.

REHEARSALS: Sundays 2-5 pm and Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:00-8:30 pm starting April 11. Actors may be excused from rehearsal April 24-28 if they already have plans for the school break. A rehearsal schedule will be provided after casting; all actors will need to attend mandatory rehearsals on June 22 and June 25-27. Children playing Oompa Loompas only will rehearse primarily on Sundays but should be available for the other times as well.

SHOWS: June 29-July 16: Thursdays, Fridays, & Saturdays at 7:30 pm; Sundays at 4 pm. All actors are expected to be available for every performance.

Note for parents and kids: A show like this is an intensive experience. Children will be expected to be quiet and attentive when learning songs & stage movement, and be able and willing to follow rules and directions similar to being in a school classroom.


QUESTIONS? Email director Ruth Ann Pattee

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